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'''Pierre-Simon, marquis de Laplace''' (; ; 23 March 1749 – 5 March 1827) was a French scholar whose work was important to the development of mathematics, statistics, physics and astronomy. He summarised and extended the work of his predecessors in his five-volume Traité de mécanique céleste|''Mécanique Céleste'' (''Celestial Mechanics'') (1799–1825). This work translated the geometric study of classical mechanics to one based on calculus, opening up a broader range of problems. In statistics, the Bayesian probability|Bayesian interpretation of probability was developed mainly by Laplace.Stigler, Stephen M. (1986). ''The History of Statistics: The Measurement of Uncertainty before 1900''. Harvard University Press, Chapter 3. Laplace formulated Laplace's equation, and pioneered the Laplace transform which appears in many branches of mathematical physics, a field that he took a leading role in...
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